Saturday, 22 December 2012



I have been lusting after this Real Techniques Blush Brush for months now. Even Dave was sick of hearing about it. It was on every wish list I made and every time I stepped into Boots I was drawn it to, gazing through the plastic box at it's fluffiness and thinking 'One day you will be mine my precioussss...'

OK, maybe not quite like that (or maybe I was... *gollum like stance*) but I wanted this brush. And badly.

So when a package arrive through the post from the very kind and absolutely amazing Islay I (naughtily) opened it before Christmas. There it was - the Real Techniques Blush Brush, in all it's splendor. I immediately text her to convey my gratitude. I was genuinely thrilled.

image taken from google images

'ITS SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!!!' - guess the film?

Anyway, onto the review. 

The Real Techniques brushes are a line of makeup applicators that come from Samantha Chapman - one half of the 'Pixiwoo' sisters, the YouTube makeup artist sensations with over half a million subscribers. They create tutorials on all things beauty as well as showing everyone how to recreate the latest celebrity style or simply inspiring their viewers into trying new every-day looks. You can find their YouTube here and their blog here.

I already have the Stippling BrushCore Collection and the Starter Set (for eyes). Both of these sets and Stippling Brush now comprise my go-to make-up brushes - so much so that I need to invest in duplicating the ones I own already through fear of wearing them out!

I need to invest in duplicating the brushes that I already own.

The blush brush came in the usual Real Techniques packaging. Firstly the brush head is large but don't let that deter you - it's the perfect size for stroking up and down the cheeks. It's smaller than a kabuki but bigger than a contouring brush so application is even but product can still be built into the desired amount. I am an avid user of blushes and imagine I will own a couple more of these brushes in the foreseeable future. The bristles are genuinely the softest that I have ever personally encountered. It feels like silk brushing against my skin and as anyone that has had the (mis)fortune of coming near me whilst applying my makeup will know I wield it at their faces to make sure I am not just imagining things (Dave avoids me whilst I use this brush now - he once went to the shop covered in pink shimmer because I stroked his face with it).

The brush head is large but don't let that deter you - it's the perfect size for stroking up and down the cheeks.

For £9.99 (available at Boots in store and online) I genuinely want to urge you all to go and get one of these brushes. I was very fortunate and am yet to thank Islay enough for her very generous gift but it will be the best £9.99 you ever spend for your face. Don't wear blusher? That's fine. Use it with your favourite bronzer instead. Honestly lovelies - I can't express enough how much I adore this particular brush.

Honestly - I can't express enough how much I adore this particular brush.


  1. I'm getting this for xmas, woo! x

  2. I love this brush! I use it daily and I'm craving the rest of the RT brushes now!


  3. Argh completely forgot I was meant to read this ages ago- sorrrrry! Hahaa I'm glad you like it, I thought it was a pretty safe present to go for ahahaa ☺ I use mine for contouring normally and sometimes use it for powder! I like how it's tapered so you can get under the eye! I want to get more too- I think my next purchase from there will be the stippling brush! Thank you for the link too!xxx

  4. I want this brush so bad!!! Great review!!

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  6. I've been a bit loathed to spend that much money on a blush brush up until now, however I recently bought it, and I must say I really like it. Its incredibly soft, and my colour disperses nicely. Great review lovely x
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